Historical Events In April - 12
Monday, 08 March 2021
1879 On April - 12 frederick G Melcher, US, publisher/editor/founded children book week
1883 The birth of Imogen Cunningham, American photographer on April - 12.
1883 On April - 12 french troops under lt-colonel Borgnis-Desbordes occupy Bamako Senegal
1883 Imogen Cunningham, photographer (1965 ASMP award) on this day in history.
1884 On April - 12 otto Meyerhof, Germany, psychologist/biochemist (Nobel-1922)
1887 Henrik Ibsen's "Rosmersholm," premieres in Oslo on April - 12.
1892 On April - 12 george C Blickensderfer patents portable typewriter
1892 Johnny Dodds, early jazz clarinettist on this day in history.
1893 On April - 12 battle at Hoornkrans Southwest-Africa: German Schutztruppen chases away Hottentotten under Hendrik Witbooi
1894 British & Belgian secret accord on dividing Central-Africa on this day in history.
1894 On this day in history francisco H Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese general/president (1951-58)
1896 On April - 12 stamasia Portrisi is 1st woman to win a marathon (5:30 in Athens)
1896 Alexander Ritter, composer, dies at 62 on April - 12.
1898 On April - 12 army transfers Yerba Buena Island in SF Bay to Navy
1898 Grantley H Adams, president of Barbados on this day in history.
1902 Louis J M Beel, premier of Netherland (1946-48, 58-59) on this day in history.
1903 On April - 12 jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist/UN advisor (Nobel 1969)
1904 On April - 12 m Wolf discovers asteroid #531 Zerlina
1904 On this day in history harald James Penrose, pilot
1905 On April - 12 hippodrome arena opens (NYC)
1905 French Dufaux brothers test helicopter on this day in history.
1907 On this day in history belgium govt of De Stain de Naeyer, resigns
1908 Fire makes 17,000 homeless in Chelsea Massachusetts on April - 12.
1908 On this day in history carlos Lleras Restrepo, president of Colombia
1909 Philadelphia's Shibe Park (later Connie Mack Stadium) opens on this day in history.
1909 On this day in history hermann Kotzchmar, composer, dies at 79
1910 On April - 12 jorgen Rausch, German philosopher/author (End of the Playboys)
1910 William G Sumner, US sociologist/politicologist (Folkways), dies at 69 on this day in history.
1911 On this day in history a non-stop London-Paris flight takes 3h56m the first time
1911 LT Theodore Ellyson qualifies as first naval aviator on April - 12.
1911 On this day in history 1st non-stop London-Paris flight (Pierre Prier in 3h56m)
1911 On April - 12 darrell A Amyx, US archaeologist (Greek Ceramics)
1912 Eric Feldary, Budapest Hungary, actor (16 Fathoms Deep) on April - 12.
1912 Clara Barton, organizer (American Red Cross), dies at 90 on April - 12.